The 239.50ft/73m Custom expedition yacht ‘GRACE E’ was delivered from the Picchiotti shipyard in 2014 and bears an exterior styled by Philippe Briand whilst her refreshing interior has been designed by Remi Tessier.
Setting out to create a superyacht which would exude Zen and possess a greener carbon footprint, the multi award-winning Grace E features a range of luxury amenities arranged around a design which privileges both space and comfort. Powered by hybrid diesel-electric plants, and including a dynamic positioning system, the high volume superyacht is also exceptionally quiet both when underway and at-anchor.
Designed by the French naval architect Philippe Briand, the elegant hull of superyacht Grace E was shaped with both hydrodynamics and space in mind. Indeed, whilst her plumb bow ensures efficient performance, it also maximises the waterline length and provides plenty of volume for the French designer Remi Tessier to carry out his iconic minimalist styling to full effect. On the sundeck, Tessier has extended his usual preference for uninterrupted spaces to produce an environment which nicely captures the Zen the owner’s specifically requested. Anticipating both sunbathers and leisurely guests, a number of custom sunpads which are able to rotate 360° have been partnered with similarly bespoke sun loungers with built-in biminis for instant shade. Keen to provide every reason to enjoy meals alfresco, a table has been slightly lowered to provide a private and intimate dining experience with unobstructed views extending well over the ocean. Naturally, there’s a sizable Jacuzzi on the main deck aft in order to take in the tropical climate in style, and a coffee bar at the aft deck which can be easily converted to a cocktail bar when the evening calls for more drinks. Perhaps the crowning feature of the exterior is the LEDs which have been installed above the social areas, which, when lit, discreetly communicate to the crew that guests are politely asking for a degree of privacy. Getting between these various areas could not be easier, as Superyacht Grace E features a walk around layout which nicely lends itself for brisk evening strolls at sunset. With her tender garage opening up on the port side, guests are able to enjoy the sizable swim platform off the stern of Grace E without having to compete for room with inflatable toys and snorkelling equipment. Of course, the more adventurous party members will be only too satisfied with the range of toys on offer, and there’s assuredly endless hours of fun on the water to be had.
In the interior of superyacht Grace E, lighting plays a huge role. Indeed, overhead lighting, recessed lighting, and even illuminated furniture combine to create a quietly sophisticated ambience which is at the same time wholly inviting. Space also plays a big role in the interior- there’s over two metres of headroom in the main salon, for instance, and the layout is largely open-plan to make moving through the yacht a memorable experience in itself. In terms of texture, Tessier has selected an assortment of light sycamore, bleached wenge, and even some high gloss ebony for certain window frames. With careful attention to contouring and accents of palladium, both the social and private spaces found indoors are as comfortable as they are aesthetically impressive. The main salon, for example, bears a light grey colour scheme and multiple seating options surrounding a collection of coffee tables. Instead of an abundance of decorative fixtures, Tessier has simply added a unique artwork by the American artist Edward Ruscha, a finishing touch which completes the area in a suitably outstanding fashion. Other areas inside are entirely consistent with such a principle- the additional salon and dining area both provide lounging options in a strikingly contemporary setting. Unsurprisingly, such an impressive interior ultimately led Grace E to receive a number of awards at the Monaco Yacht Show Awards the year she was delivered, and continues to impress every kind of charter guest she welcomes on-board.
Spread across two decks, the seven cabins available to guests each possess large windows to allow for an abundance of natural light to complement the electric lighting on offer. Similar to the social spaces, all of the cabins are outfitted with bright and comfortable furnishings, meaning that guests can enjoy time alone whilst not having to sacrifice an inch on the beauty of their surroundings. The master suite on the main deck includes his and hers bathrooms nicely separated by a limestone bath, as well as additional seating on either side of the bed.
Possessing plenty of garage space, Grace E comes with a veritable arsenal of towable water toys and snorkelling equipment to keep everyone occupied whilst it’s warm outside. For those more inclined towards chilling out with a couple of drinks, an observation room on the upper deck allows guests to greet the coasts on the horizon and take some stunning photographs from an unrivalled vantage point. Another feature of Grace E sure to arrest the attention of charter guests is the Oculus entertainment system. Connected to the various television screens on board, guests are able to use the system to track their position in real time as well as switching over to watch footage of the yacht as it carries them along.
When designing Grace E, her owners paid particular attention to methods which would adequately reduce the noise on board. Via multiple strategies including sound dampening and other innovative approaches, decibel readings in the master suite when cruising at 14 knots showed there was only 42.6dB- which could be heard- a level just above a whisper. What’s more, eco-friendly systems have been installed to ensure less damage to the waters the superyacht moves through. Such engineering features include an exhaust route which mitigates fumes as well as a waste management process which operates at optimum efficiency. As an expedition yacht, Grace E also comes with dynamic positioning, a system which allows her to remain stationary without the use of an anchor as well as having greater manoeuvrability around ports.
The upper deck is completely dedicated to wellness, with a spa, massage suite, hydrotherapy bath, and even a hair salon on offer for guests in need of some refreshment. As well as being annexed by small and casual dining tables, the space is flanked by large windows to create a suitably harmonious tone. Enclosed by expansive sliding windows, the gymnasium on offer brings together all of the equipment and facilities necessary for a truly satisfying workout whilst looking out across the ocean.
As a custom displacement yacht, Grace E also features ‘at anchor stabilisers’ which work at zero speed, increasing onboard comfort whilst at anchor or on rough waters. Grace E is built to comply to MCA and Lloyds Register standards. With a cruising speed of 14 knots, a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a range of 7,000nm from her 185,000litre fuel tanks, she is the perfect combination of performance and luxury.
There are few superyachts which unify their interior and exterior spaces with a seamlessness equal to superyacht Grace E. Capable of sleeping up to 12 guests across a range of 7 staterooms, and with an attendant crew of 20, it’s not difficult to see why she’s a superb choice for both families and small parties looking to enjoy an elite luxury experience. Indeed, with a dedicated wellness deck and an array of exciting activities to be sampled, everyone is sure to be fully satisfied.
Lift (Elevator), Stabilisers underway, Air Conditioning, WiFi connection on board, Deck Jacuzzi, Gym/exercise equipment, Stabilisers underway, Air Conditioning, Jacuzzi (on deck), Gym, Wheelchair Friendly, Stabilizers at Anchor, At anchor Stabilizers
Superyacht 'GRACE E' is a charter yacht that combines the finest Italian craftsmanship and pedigree with innovative Perini Navi design and engineering.
Luxury Charter yacht Grace E is an expedition yacht, read our online guide for more information on expedition yacht charter.+ Read More
|Exterior Designer||Philippe Briand|
|Interior Design||Remi Tessier|
|Built | Refit||2014|
|Gross Tonnage||1876 Tonnes|
|Cruising Speed||14 Knots|
|Top Speed||16 Knots|
Amenities & Entertainment
For your relaxation and entertainment Grace E has the following facilities, for more details please speak to your yacht charter broker.
Grace E is reported to be available to Charter with the following recreation facilities:
Grace E is reported to be available to Charter with the following entertainment facilities:
Grace E is reported to be available to Charter with the following on board wellness facilities:
For a full list of all available amenities & entertainment facilities, or price to hire additional equipment please contact your broker.
RYA WATER SPORTS CENTRE
Your family and friends could learn to use the water toys on your charter vacation onboard this luxury charter yacht. Motor Yacht Grace E is a certified RYA Training Centre yacht.
Grace E will be attending the following yacht shows. For more information please contact your preferred charter broker.
15th - 19th Feb 2018
The city’s premier luxury yacht show, Yachts Miami Beach, will be back in February 2018 for its 30th anniversary edition renamed as the Miami Yacht Show @ Collins Avenue.
'Grace E' Charter Rates & Destinations
Not for charter to U.S. residents while in U.S. waters
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